Dr. Eric Schwartz and the SubjuGator team earned second place and a $5000 check at the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition in San Diego on August 3, 2014. Shown left to right are John Harris (ECE Chair), Eric Schwartz (ECE Professor), Andrew Gray (EE PhD student), Forrest Voight (EE undergrad), Israelle Widjaja (MAE undergrad), Jason Nezvadovitz (MAE undergrad) and Patrick Walters (MAE PhD candidate). Other SubjuGator team members not shown are Chan Yang (Chemical Engineering undergrad) and Matthew Griessler (EE undergrad). Read about the SubjuGator at: http://subjugator.org

 

     The goal of this annual event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), is to advance the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) by challenging a new generation of engineers to perform realistic missions in an underwater environment. The event also serves to foster ties between young engineers and the organizations developing AUV technologies. 

The RoboSub competition is an important key to keeping young engineers excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math and has been tremendously successful in recruiting students into the high-tech field of maritime robotics. See full details about the competition here: www.robosub.org